What’s Your Excuse?

excuses

Are These Excuses Holding You Back from Real Business Success? “I can’t spend time marketing my business because I have to help the kids with their homework/bake cookies for church/brush the dog/name your distraction here.” “I can’t find a new client because I don’t know where to look/I don’t know … [Read more...]

7 Things Successful VAs Do Differently

habits-successful-virtual-assistants

This is a blog post written by Cindy Bidar a few years ago, and it is still very accurate today :) Great reminders on how we can set ourselves apart from VA's who are not so successful. It’s the same in nearly every industry. Some businesses are incredibly successful, some seem to have chronic … [Read more...]

Before You Quit Your Day Job

before-you-quit

Nearly all of the virtual assistants I know - myself included - started their VA careers while working another job. You probably worked a few hours at night or on the weekends, maybe just to bring in a little extra cash to pay a bill or two, or maybe you were trying to build something that would … [Read more...]

7 Things Successful VAs Do Differently

habits-successful-virtual-assistants

This is a blog post written by Cindy Bidar a few years ago, and it is still very accurate today :) Great reminders on how we can set ourselves apart from VA's who are not so successful. It’s the same in nearly every industry. Some businesses are incredibly successful, some seem to have chronic … [Read more...]

Should you ever work for free?

work-for-free

This can be a tough industry to get started in. A lot of business owners aren't even aware that virtual assistants exist, offline experience doesn't always translate to working online, and you may feel like you're caught in a Catch-22, with no one willing to give you a chance until you can … [Read more...]

Defending Your Downtime

defending-your-downtime

It’s noon on a Sunday as I write this. I’ve just enjoyed a fab breakfast, spent some time playing games on my iPad, walked the dog, and read a few chapters of an Orson Scott Card novel. Want to know what I have not done today? I have not checked my email. I have not popped into a help desk to … [Read more...]